Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Illustration Friday: "Highlight"

I was working on this today and realized there are highlights on the shoes so I could use it for Illustration Friday!  The pencil lines and markings are due to work-in-progress.  The original art is 2.5x3.5 inches but was designed to crop at closer to 2x3".

I found a picture of these shoes in the September 2011 issue of "Vogue".  This is a bit of an interpretation because the shoes were very small in the photo, but they really caught my eye!  They were designed by Tabitha Simmons for Creatures of the Wind


  1. Funny how certain images, large or small, can "catch the eye." You sure do have "artist's eyes!" ...And the skill to match! Nice illo, Laurie!!

  2. This is really well done. Interesting shoes too :)

  3. excellent studies. i'm reminded of Warhol's shoes. i also saw a blog post on fashion illustrator Mary Suzuki dealing with the same. http://todaysinspiration.blogspot.com/2012/01/mary-suzuki-tells-andy-warhol-draw.html
    can't step wrong in the right pair of shoes!

  4. Beautiful line quality..you've really captured the different textures. Great composition, too!